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I have been on Methotrexate prescribed by my RA specialist for 11 months and only today my GP has said that it COULD be down to this drug and has written a letter to the specialist asking his advice. (No idea how long it will take for him to answer) The pains I'm having in other parts of my body I can just about put up with, but the pains in my hips, thighs and lower legs are unbearable, much worse at night, deep inside, they hurt so much that I can't tell whether it's in my bones or nerves! There is absolutely no way to lay on my sides, I can't find a comfortable way to lay in bed at all, so I'm up and down like a yo yo, lucky to get an hour and a half sleep at a time, I am so tired! In the day the pains ease a little bit, it depends what I'm doing, walking hurts, lifting my legs in and out of the car hurt, climbing stairs hurt, getting up or down to a kneeling position hurts. My knees, ankles and feet are the only part of my legs that don't hurt!! I mentioned all this to my specialist during my last appointment but he said it was probably down to the statins that I was taking, so I stopped them for two months and it made no difference at all, the pains are just getting worse and worse, I dread going to bed. I was on predisolone for my PMR and as I was reducing the dose the leg pains started. The specialist told me to go back on them but I don;t want to mask the pain, I want to know what's causing it. Has anyone else had the same experience? Is it the Meth? Will it get better? Someone help me, I'm begging? I can't take it anymore.
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